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Title: Boxing's Greatest and Most Controversial Matches
Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 30, 2012, 08:08:06 pm
Arturo "Thunder" Gatti v "Irish" Micky Ward I (May 18, 2002)

Part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOvjnhIb-3E&feature=related

Part 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2z4IBeCtjM&feature=relmfu
Title: Re: Boxing's Greatest and Most Controversial Matches
Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 30, 2012, 08:17:05 pm
Arturo "Thunder" Gatti Vs. "Irish" Micky Ward I
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Having just watched The Fighter (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/dvd's-blu-rays/the-fighter-(2010)/msg10145/#msg10145), I wanted to revisit some of Micky Ward's greatest fights and what better than to go back to THE GREATEST FIGHT of ALL TIME! This isn't hyperbole here that I'm saying. When I say this is the Greatest, I mean it is the best fight I have ever seen and I have seen thousands of fights so I know what I am talking about. This is the most amazing, balls to the walls boxing, slug fest you will ever witness. Warriors!!

I don't want to say check out this round or that round because if you have never seen this fight or even know who wins, to tell you anything about the fight would ruin it for you. They say there are 1001 things to do before you die. This is THE fight that you owe it to yourself to watch. Simply put, it's a live action version of a Video Game Fight. Unreal. UNREAL!!!!!
Title: Re: Boxing's Greatest and Most Controversial Matches
Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 30, 2012, 08:20:01 pm
Watching it again from the start. I'm so pumped after watching this that I need another hit. Pun intended.
Title: Re: Boxing's Greatest and Most Controversial Matches
Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 30, 2012, 08:34:05 pm
Micky Ward vs Arturo Gatti II

Part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swq9ISqyRpA

Part 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBBRdG_dwh4&list=UUUlhaUpEozRQI4lCzSYe-Cg&index=1&feature=plcp
Title: Re: Boxing's Greatest and Most Controversial Matches
Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 30, 2012, 08:35:08 pm
Now watching the Rematch of their Epic showdown. Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!! (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/GleeClappingHands.gif)
Title: Re: Boxing's Greatest and Most Controversial Matches
Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 30, 2012, 10:29:22 pm
Micky Ward vs Arturo Gatti II
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Jim Lampley said it best after the fight...."a worthy sequel". And that's just what we got here. Although the fight didn't reach the epic proportions of the first fight, there were still some unbelievable moments throughout the Rematch where the fight could have easily gone the other way. These two cats are the definition of what a warrior is. The right fighter won this fight for sure.
Title: Re: Boxing's Greatest and Most Controversial Matches
Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 30, 2012, 10:38:31 pm
Arturo Gatti Vs. Micky Ward III

Part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYLrn5TODBw&list=UUUlhaUpEozRQI4lCzSYe-Cg&index=10&feature=plcp

Part 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksNrpDRb9uY&feature=relmfu
Title: Re: Boxing's Greatest and Most Controversial Matches
Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 30, 2012, 11:51:30 pm
Arturo Gatti Vs. Micky Ward III
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Unbelievable. I've never seen two fighters throw that many punches and land as many over 3 fights totalling 30 rounds. It's unheard of. The third and final fight in their Trilogy did not disappoint. Just.....WOW!! This didn't equal the first fight, but it was definitely a step up from the last one for sure.
Title: Re: Boxing's Greatest and Most Controversial Matches
Post by: Mac on July 01, 2012, 09:59:00 am
I use to really enjoy boxing. One of my personal greatest conundrums. I can't stand violence and the idea of watching two humans go at each other with the intent of inflicting as much pain as possible and hopefully a knockout, is rather hard for me to reconcile.

But I did get into the big fights. The good fights. I couldn't stand the heavy weights where all they did was throw a punch or two.

After the fall with Tyson, I've viewed Boxing so differently today. I was never hip with the secretive judging aspect of the sport. Making the sport suspect just takes the fun out of it. I have not watched boxing in years. Most likely what I've mentioned but more so, I don't know anybody around me that gets into it either.
Title: Re: Boxing's Greatest and Most Controversial Matches
Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 01, 2012, 10:10:36 am
Boxing is dead and has been since Holyfield Vs. Tyson II. Ever since that ear biting debacle, there really hasn't been a Heavyweight fight of merit. By the time Tyson Vs. Lewis rolled around, nobody cared anymore. I did try to get into Vitali & Wladimir Klitschko as possible contenders that could rejuvenate the division. But with the amount of  s h i t t y  fights they were setting up (i.e. handpicked fights that were guaranteed winners), I bailed on them and Boxing once and for all.

I moved onto MMA / UFC and for awhile it was refreshing. It was different. And then....I bailed on that too. I think because there is too much turnover with the "Championship" belt that there is no history and will never be any history. The belt changes from fight to fight so they can't really groom someone to be the "face" of the sport like a Tyson, Holyfield or Ali were. What does it say about the sport when Tito Ortez is the face of MMA and he has a pretty weak overall record and hasn't done  s h i t  in years? I may watch an MMA fight here and there, although its been probably a year or more since I last watched one, I will never feel about MMA the way I did and still do about Boxing.

That brings me to this thread. The reason why I started this thread is that I recently gotten back into Boxing. Not in it's current state, but a nostalgic remembrance of some of the greatest fights I've ever witness. And since there are believe it or not a handful of fights I haven't seen and have forgotten the outcome of, I will have a nice bag of fights to revisit.
Title: Re: Boxing's Greatest and Most Controversial Matches
Post by: boyinblack80 on August 26, 2017, 10:41:25 am
I agree....boxing was great and became a joke with wins that clearly were stacked cards and it just couldn't trick real fans anymore

sadly for me UFC seems to have transformed into what I didn't like about boxing...it became about promoting decent fighters...as legends and honestly (for me) became totally disappointing.
I still think there are great fighters around and in the sport...but it's clear that we are presented almost a false reality when it comes to who's really the best.

tonight's fight might be interesting.  I really don't know much about either guy and there's SO much hyperbole around the entire event...it almost makes me want to completely avoid it just
based on all the hype.  The payday these guys are getting is ridiculous and kind of disgusting as well....

I don't know...I wish I could see a silver lining...

you going to check it out Chiprock?
Title: Re: Boxing's Greatest and Most Controversial Matches
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 26, 2017, 02:44:59 pm
Yeah, I'm definitely going to be watching Mayweather vs McGregor tonight no doubt, even if I know that this is going to be a bore of a fight. Yup, I said 'bore'. This is how it's going to go.....Mayweather is going to run around for 10 Rounds...McGregor is going to be frustrated the whole fight because he can't get to him. Actually, the fight will end somewhere in the 4-5th round. Mayweather is conditioned to go 10 Rounds. What's McGregor's average in UFC? 2 rounds? UFC...even in a Championship Fight only goes 5 Rounds. So he is clearly not conditioned to take the fight very far. Honestly, I think he will be out of gas by the end of Round 1, start to waltze around in Round 2 and 3 to refuel his tank, get frustrated in Round 4 when Mayweather is still refusing to engage and waste what little gas he has and then BOOM...Mayweather drops him for the win.

With that said, what makes this fight intriguing is that anything can happen. For all of McGregor's limited boxing skills...he has a punchers chance. There is a chance, however small it is, that Mayweather will engage to take him out for all the sh*t that McGregor talked during the media hype and that right there may have been McGregor's best skill for the fight. Get under Mayweather's skin with all the name calling and smack talk just to push him into a fight and take him out of his 20 year run fest. Get to a man's ego and you got a shot and pulling off an upset because he may feel like he's not a man for letting McGregor get away with running his mouth for the past few months.
Title: Re: Boxing's Greatest and Most Controversial Matches
Post by: boyinblack80 on August 26, 2017, 05:18:36 pm
cool.


we'll blow up pennycan like the sherdog forums tonight then!!

so is this considered a UFC event or is the boxing on all the undercards?  I wasn't sure...a full boxing night would be
soooooooooo boring.

hahahaha
Title: Re: Boxing's Greatest and Most Controversial Matches
Post by: boyinblack80 on August 26, 2017, 05:27:59 pm
bummer it's a full night of boxing.

I just don't care about it anymore.  I have some older UFC fights saved on our DVR I've never seen.  I might watch those leading up to the actual Mayweather Connor fight then.

I am not sure I could stand 2 hours of pre-boxing.

I will check out the main event though...so I'll be posting then!!

Title: Re: Boxing's Greatest and Most Controversial Matches
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 26, 2017, 05:28:16 pm
All Boxing. Watching undercards now in a empty arena.
Title: Re: Boxing's Greatest and Most Controversial Matches
Post by: boyinblack80 on August 26, 2017, 05:39:50 pm
hahahah

I am sure.

it's BOXING!

;)

I keed I keed./

this should be fun. I am seriously going to watch UFC though for the next hour or two...we have 2 or 3 free events we DVR'd and hadn't watched...so we'll knock a few of those out as a warm up. 

I am guess the main event would be around 8:15 or so?

Is Joe Rogan going to be on the mic?  I really like his announcing honestly...I am guessing probably not?

Title: Re: Boxing's Greatest and Most Controversial Matches
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 26, 2017, 05:49:51 pm
It's a Showtime Event. Doubt Rogan will have anything to do.
Title: Re: Boxing's Greatest and Most Controversial Matches
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 26, 2017, 05:51:30 pm
Sugar Ray Leonard is calling the prelim fights though.
Title: Re: Boxing's Greatest and Most Controversial Matches
Post by: boyinblack80 on August 26, 2017, 06:51:26 pm
watching now...man this first fight is slow!!!!!!!!

But Sugar Ray rules...so I am not complaining on him being a part of this.

hey if you can...send me your "pick hit" viewing channel.  I will be logging into the pc a bit later.
Title: Re: Boxing's Greatest and Most Controversial Matches
Post by: boyinblack80 on August 26, 2017, 06:59:54 pm
Ok my phone is logged into pennycan.  Link me like Zelda yo.  ;)
Title: Re: Boxing's Greatest and Most Controversial Matches
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 26, 2017, 07:01:46 pm
I watch on Twitch. A lot to choose from, but they get pulled down. But that's okay because they plenty to jump in and save the day.
Title: Re: Boxing's Greatest and Most Controversial Matches
Post by: boyinblack80 on August 26, 2017, 07:43:28 pm
Watching some British stream.  Looks decent.  No sugar ray.  :(
Title: Re: Boxing's Greatest and Most Controversial Matches
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 26, 2017, 07:52:37 pm
So many channels on Twitch to choose from. A few of them are 4k quality. Awesome.
Title: Re: Boxing's Greatest and Most Controversial Matches
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 26, 2017, 07:56:38 pm
Lebron James and Mike Tyson are in da house!
Title: Re: Boxing's Greatest and Most Controversial Matches
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 26, 2017, 07:59:38 pm
Ozzy and Sharon too.
Title: Re: Boxing's Greatest and Most Controversial Matches
Post by: boyinblack80 on August 26, 2017, 08:04:31 pm
I am watching on tv....ohmagahhhdddd.
Title: Re: Boxing's Greatest and Most Controversial Matches
Post by: boyinblack80 on August 26, 2017, 08:06:13 pm
I've got a great pic right now.  Praying it stays stable.  I've got twitch open too just in case and 3 other sites.  And I am watching ****.! Dude ring card girl shorts are legit!!
Title: Re: Boxing's Greatest and Most Controversial Matches
Post by: boyinblack80 on August 26, 2017, 08:08:09 pm
Who the hell is this kid.  The cookie monster???
Title: Re: Boxing's Greatest and Most Controversial Matches
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 26, 2017, 08:19:59 pm
I'm just adding channels left and right for backups now.
Title: Re: Boxing's Greatest and Most Controversial Matches
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 26, 2017, 08:52:56 pm
Bring on the fight! Im getting restless!!!!!
Title: Re: Boxing's Greatest and Most Controversial Matches
Post by: boyinblack80 on August 26, 2017, 08:56:28 pm
Chiprocks1.  Stay on target.

:)

It's a coming!!!
Title: Re: Boxing's Greatest and Most Controversial Matches
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 26, 2017, 09:00:05 pm
10 sec fight. Calling it.
Title: Re: Boxing's Greatest and Most Controversial Matches
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 26, 2017, 09:00:59 pm
Sorry....but this singer is awful.
Title: Re: Boxing's Greatest and Most Controversial Matches
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 26, 2017, 09:02:54 pm
Demi Lovato isnt cutting it either.....but her boobies have won me over.
Title: Re: Boxing's Greatest and Most Controversial Matches
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 26, 2017, 09:08:41 pm
Calling it....first punch of the night....head kick by.....Mayweather.
Title: Re: Boxing's Greatest and Most Controversial Matches
Post by: boyinblack80 on August 26, 2017, 09:08:54 pm
Coconut oil.

:)
Title: Re: Boxing's Greatest and Most Controversial Matches
Post by: boyinblack80 on August 26, 2017, 09:09:36 pm
I am thinking 11 second fight.
Title: Re: Boxing's Greatest and Most Controversial Matches
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 26, 2017, 09:11:04 pm
Here we go........
Title: Re: Boxing's Greatest and Most Controversial Matches
Post by: boyinblack80 on August 26, 2017, 09:13:39 pm
I'd guess Mayweather won't want any serious contact until round 7.  No use.  You have a retired champ vs. A 3 round Tasmanian Devil.
Title: Re: Boxing's Greatest and Most Controversial Matches
Post by: boyinblack80 on August 26, 2017, 09:18:49 pm
Gay.  ;)
Title: Re: Boxing's Greatest and Most Controversial Matches
Post by: boyinblack80 on August 26, 2017, 09:19:33 pm
Conor looks big next to Floyd.
Title: Re: Boxing's Greatest and Most Controversial Matches
Post by: boyinblack80 on August 26, 2017, 09:23:05 pm
Keys to victory. Punchy punch punch.
Title: Re: Boxing's Greatest and Most Controversial Matches
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 26, 2017, 09:23:43 pm
Mayweather sucks. He is not fighting. Wearing him out? Save for later in fight?
Title: Re: Boxing's Greatest and Most Controversial Matches
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 26, 2017, 09:31:28 pm
Running out of gas. Head to Exxon.
Title: Re: Boxing's Greatest and Most Controversial Matches
Post by: boyinblack80 on August 26, 2017, 09:31:39 pm
Does Conor look tired to you? And i agree about Floyd.
Title: Re: Boxing's Greatest and Most Controversial Matches
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 26, 2017, 09:38:58 pm
Time to start biting ears!
Title: Re: Boxing's Greatest and Most Controversial Matches
Post by: boyinblack80 on August 26, 2017, 09:48:22 pm
Hahajaja!!@@  that was awesome!@
Title: Re: Boxing's Greatest and Most Controversial Matches
Post by: boyinblack80 on August 26, 2017, 09:51:30 pm
Acting or real.  You know they want a Rocky ending for Conor vs Floyd 2.
Title: Re: Boxing's Greatest and Most Controversial Matches
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 26, 2017, 09:53:52 pm
Bullsh*t. Ref blew it. Give Conner a chance. At least standing 8 count.
Title: Re: Boxing's Greatest and Most Controversial Matches
Post by: boyinblack80 on August 26, 2017, 09:54:24 pm
Bummer.  He's(Conor) at least being respectful.  I think it was stopped a bit too early. But good fight overall
Title: Re: Boxing's Greatest and Most Controversial Matches
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 26, 2017, 09:56:35 pm
Bring on Butterbean vs Mayweather!!!!
Title: Re: Boxing's Greatest and Most Controversial Matches
Post by: boyinblack80 on August 27, 2017, 08:53:22 am
That would be hysterical!  Overall I honestly thought the fight was ok.  I'd not watched boxing in so long.  It was interesting to see the options so stripped down compared to MMA.  Now when is CM Punk coming back to the UFC??  ;)